Research Seminar: Representing the people's stories
The Department of Museum Studies' Research Seminar programme for 06-07 got underway today with a very interesting talk - Representing the people's stories: community, memory and the museum - by Liz Carnegie from the University of Sheffield.
Liz raised lots of questions about the role of so-called 'People's Museums' and their counterparts in post-Communist Eastern Europe, in the creation and mediation of collective memories and identities, the privileging of radical, politicised history over domestic 'ordinary' experience, and the 'othering' of the working classes by museum-going audiences.
1. Liz Carnegie
2. Viv doing the introductions, while Anna surreptitiously uses the wrong mug ;)